A Sunny Desert Day

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“Even though I couldn’t see them behind her mirrored aviators, I could feel the disgust shooting out of her baby blue eyes and tugging on every last rotten cell of my plaque-filled heart strings. I didn’t need to see her eyes to recognize the look. I’d seen it before after a bender at the docks...

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Desert Location Scouting

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Desert location scouting for a fashion film with director Greg McDonald of Gate5 in Los Angeles. Seeking a completely desolate area to film in for his upcoming film, Greg came across this abandoned stone house ruins in the desert. It wasn’t what he was looking for but would make for a great location for something...

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Polariod Fashion

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Polariod fashion fun! Nothing beats a real polariod and I’ve been thinking of getting one of the new insta film cameras but it’s still fun to mess around in Photoshop creating faux polariods. You can see the before frame taken from a fashion film and then after shot made up to be a fake polariod....

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Natural Beauty

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Natural beauty, a frame from the beauty makeup fashion film, “masque de l’art” directed and shot by Greg McDonald of Gate5 video production company in Los Angeles. Featuring three looks; natural, color and smoky eyes, the film was played on public kiosks by several LCD manufacturers to showcase their 7 foot 4k LCD screens. Gate5...

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Blue Summer Sun Fashion

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Blue Summer Sun Fashion. Even though I actually shot this in February, I’m still going to call it summer sun! To hell with being literal. After all, I color graded it in summer so it’s justified. I came across this photo from a previous shoot and I had disregarded it. I was looking for a...

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Creepy Location Scouting

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Creepy location scouting at the old LA zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Writer-Director Greg McDonald was checking it out for a possible photo shoot. In the old caves where they used to keep the animals could be a great location for horror or for a dark scary apocalyptic place. Gate5 is a creative video...

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Writing-Directing Site

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Writing-directing site for mostly my narrative work but also for fashion films and commercials. I’ve never had a personal site before that focuses on my writing and directing,  and I decided I needed one. So here it is, check it out at: gregorysmcdonald.com On the site, I’ll be posting newsworthy stuff about projects along with...

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How To Conceal Gray Hair

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How to conceal gray hair video we produced for root concealer Salon in a Bottle. This video is one of several we produced to be used on the client’s social media sites and website. The videos feature the ease of use and the effectiveness of their root concealer showing before and after shots and how...

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Root Concealer

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Root concealer for gray and thinning hair. We produced several product and promotional videos for Salon in a Bottle. The videos show how easy it is to use and cover up thinning and gray hair with a tutorial how-to, testimonials and before and after shots. The videos will be used on social media and the...

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Roots Concealer Beauty Shoot

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Roots concealer beauty shoot for Salon in a Bottle. Behind the scenes shot with the owners. We shot material that will be edited into various clips used on their website and their social media outlets. Director Greg McDonald of video production company Gate5 in Los Angeles shot at 5k to 6k resolution for HD delivery....

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